The Medical Fellows program gives recent graduates the opportunity to work alongside physicians, nurses and community health workers while experiencing the challenges and opportunities present in global settings.
The program is meant for college graduates interested in volunteering in underserved healthcare settings. Fellows live in rural West Virginia and work alongside the Williamson Health and Wellness Center and other local organizations focused on STEM outreach. The program offers flexible start dates and program lengths; with a minimum commitment of 3 months.
GPSA works in Williamson, Mingo County. This is a town of about 3000 inhabitants deep in the beautiful Appalachian mountains. There are a number of festivals in the state that celebrate the Appalachian heritage and history. The town has been devastated by natural disasters and economic hardship. Fellows will provide free health services and education to the local people, who are kind and welcoming hosts.
- Get first-hand experience addressing health disparities in underserved areas
- Receive training, deliver medical care and implement health projects
- Be a leader and and mentor the next generation of healthcare professionals
- Work at local health center alongside community health workers, nurses and doctors
- Learn about the people, culture and challenges faced in rural USA